(Sponsored by the Space Coast Chess Foundation)

An event created by chess players for chess players! 

APRIL 28-30, 2017 OR APRIL 29-30, 2017


This page last updated March 2.

PRIZES $15,000.00, Based on 200 Paid Entries, $10,000.00 Guaranteed
50 Grand Prix Points

(with tournament details, hotel reservation info,, etc.)


                                                                                 Online Entry for Unrated Players and those under age 18.
                                                                                 Online Entry for Brevard County students in K-12.
Confirmed Titled Players:

IM Nazi Paikidze (U.S. Women’s Champion)


Past Space Coast Open Champions:

2016 – GM Andrey Stukopin, GM Julio Becerra (tie)

2015 – GM Julio Becerra

2014 – GM Mikheil Kekelidze, IM Alex Reprintsev, IM Javad Maharramzade (tie)

2013 – IM Nikolay Andrianov, GM Alex Yermolinsky (tie)

2012 – IM Javad Maharramzade

2011 – GM Julio Becerra

2010 – NM Eric Rodriguez

2009 – NM Jeffrey Haskel

2008 – IM Javad Maharramzade

2007 (Wojtkiewicz Memorial) – GM Alex Stripunsky

2006 – GM Aleks Wojtkiewicz

2005 – GM Julio Becerra

2004 – GM Aleks Wojtkiewicz

2003 – GM Aleks Wojtkiewicz

2002 – GM Aleks Wojtkiewicz

2001 – GM Sergey Kudrin

2000 – IM Virgil Grabliauskes, IM Blas Lugo, NM Marcel Martinez, GM Gennady Sagalchik (tie)

1999 – IM Rashid Ziatdinov

1998 – NM Fabio La Rota

1997 – GM Sergey Kudrin

1995 – GM Gabriel Schwartzman

1992 – NM Mikhail Braude

1991 – Bruce Koopmans


Worldwide Broadcast: The top boards will be broadcast on Chess24.
Master section results and standings will also be posted on Chess24 after each round.

Side events:

Simultaneous Exhibition by Special Guest U.S. Women’s Champion Nazi Paikidze. Simul will begin at 8:30 am on Saturday.
If playing in the simul and in the tournament, you will not be able to play in the 2-day schedule. Please play in the 3-day schedule, or alternatively, take a 1/2 p
oint bye for round 1. Additional details about entering the simul will be provided shortly.

Space Coast Open Blitz (
USCF rated). G/5 d0. Prizes: Cash prizes based on entries. EF $20 (enter and pay at tournament site). Blitz starts at 10:15 pm Saturday.

Extras and more Side Events

Free Master and GM lectures:

              - Saturday: 10am: TBD
              - Saturday: 11am: TBD

Books and Equipment by Hollywood Kings Chess.
The vendor, Steve Cernobyl, would like to share a room. If interested contact him at 954-983-1382.

General Info
Jon Haskel, Nat'l TD, International Arbiter & Int'l Organizer, Phone: 561-302-4377, Email: jon@bocachess.com

Additional Information:
Players in Master section are required to turn in completed scoresheets at the completion of each round. Rated players may play up one class only. Unrated may play in any section but may not win over $300 prize or trophy unless place prize (1st-4th overall) in Master/Expert section. ½-point Bye available any round if requested in advance and before round 2 (limit 2). No computers. Wheelchair accessible. Cellphones must be completely turned off during play.